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Seattle trades DL Michael Bennett to Philadelphia

Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Well it’s clear which direction the Seattle Seahawks are going in. After rumors of Richard Sherman’s days coming to an end according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. And about five minutes after his tweet on Sherman, news broke that Seattle was sending DL Michael Bennett and a 2018 seventh-round pick from the Seahawks in exchange for WR Marcus Johnson and a 2018 fifth-round pick.

An interesting Wednesday to say the least.

Coming a few days after the Vinny Curry rumors of Curry likely to be cut, now it appears that Curry’s future in Philadelphia has come to an end. But according to reports, it’s likely that the Eagles will seek a trade partner for Curry in efforts to obtain more draft picks.

The Seahawks were dangling Bennett, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, “quiet things down a little bit” and clear cap space. Bennett has long been outspoken on social issues, which is why most teams didn’t bite on Seattle’s offer.

As for the Eagles they aren’t afraid of social issues in the least bit, considering they employ Malcolm Jenkins, Chris Long, and Torrey Smith.

Bennett even at 32 is still an absolute asset. He and Fletcher Cox will likely man the interior on passing downs, with Brandon Graham and Derek Barnett coming off the edges. The Eagles line is going to certainly cause some problems for opposing offensive lines.

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